The Partridge Family (1970–1974)
Susan Dey: Laurie Partridge
Tracy Partridge : ...It's not fair. I yelled dibbies on the bed.
Laurie Partridge : Tracy has a point, Mom. Seems to me that we should all get a chance to vote. After all, this is a democracy.
Shirley Renfrew Partridge : Well, I certainly don't want to be undemocratic. So, I vote for the bed; and since you two are too young to vote, I win.
Laurie Partridge : Every daughter wants her mother to marry a doctor.
Shirley Renfrew Partridge : ...Honey, I'm curious about something. It's purely hypothetical, of course. But suppose a boy were very interested in you when you weren't interested in him. How do you...
Laurie Partridge : Get rid of Bernie?
Shirley Renfrew Partridge : Well, it has been a while since I've done that kind of thing.
Laurie Partridge : Well, you could start off by mentioning that you two have absolutely nothing in common.
Shirley Renfrew Partridge : That's right. We don't.
Laurie Partridge : Then you can tell him that you're a very independent woman. You know, a loner.
Shirley Renfrew Partridge : A loner? With five kids?
Laurie Partridge : Those are my two best ones, Mom.
Laurie Partridge : ...You know, there's one good thing about being paranoid: You're always the center of attention.
Danny : [Keith and Danny are waiting for Laurie to come home from a date with a minister. She enters the front door] Well?
Laurie Partridge : Well, what?
Keith : Tell us what a minister does on a date!
Danny : I bet he took you to see the Ten Commandments.
Keith : No. Too racy.
Laurie Partridge : What makes you think we went to a movie?
Keith : C'mon, fill us in on the details.
Laurie Partridge : You really want to know where we went?
Keith : Yeah.
Laurie Partridge : Well, we couldn't decide on what movie to see, so... We went straight to Muldoon's Point.
[she goes upstairs]
Danny : I wonder how *he* explains lipstick on his collar?
Laurie Partridge : All you guys think we're interested in is being cheerleaders or homecoming queens. And then, if we're real lucky, we can all grow up to be Playboy bunnies.
Laurie Partridge : ...Keith, if men like you had their own country, Hugh Hefner would be king.
Laurie Partridge : ...Mom, if I get into any trouble I can always run for help. I don't need Keith to do it for me.
Danny : All's fair in love and Parcheesi.
Laurie Partridge : ...Well, to me love is total. It's a direct communication between two people. The key word is honesty.
Keith : Right. When you love someone you know you can trust them. That's another big part of it. Trust.
Laurie Partridge : Yes, but you have to earn that. You can't just take it.
Keith : Sure you can. Haven't you ever heard of stolen kisses?